After months of testing, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally here and available to download. It introduces lots of changes and some exciting new features to existing PC users. Seems like the update will also impact the performance of AMD’s Ryzen processors to give them a bit of a boost.
Recently, Reddit user Captain_Jaxparrow posted a chart showing performance gain after applying Fall Creators Update to their AMD Ryzen 5 PC. The system specifications were: Ryzen 5 1600 overclocked to 3.8 GHz, Radeon RX Vega 56, and 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4-3066 MHz. He tested GTA 5 with max settings, except 4x MSAA, High Tessellation, and Grass.
The game was tested in 720p and 1080p, and based on the results, Win10 Fall Creators Update offered an increase of 3-4 fps for each sequence in both resolutions. That is around 5-10% increase in performance for the Ryzen 5 processor.
The user also performed the test with Windows 10’s Game Mode on, which put an extra 10% on top of the previous results. This shows the new Creators Update has actually improved the feature as promised by MS last month. The company announced the revamped version of Game Mode would allow players’ games to use the full processing power of their device as if it was an Xbox game console.
Game Mode was first introduced in January of this year with the Spring Creators Update. The aim was to deliver a more consistent performance by allocating CPU and GPU resources to games processes.
However, after a few tests, it became clear that the feature didn’t have a lot of effect on the performance of games. In fact, many users decided to leave the option turned off.
That didn’t stop Microsoft from continuing to iterate on the Game Mode anyway, and now it seems that the feature has become much more efficient with the Fall Creators Update.
That being said, the results come from only one game that incidentally happens to be well optimized for PC. So they are not conclusive in any way until other titles also see the same level of fps increase on AMD hardware.